Hello I need a college trumpet that will allow me to play high longer. Something that won't kill my chops. Alot of you old heads say its not the horn its the player. While I know this to be true, I know it to not always be the case. Just know I'm a well read educated musician. I have a conn victor 22b from 1958. I can push out a good amount of air through the horn creating a full sound, but it takes so much air. I'm assuming this is because of the leadpipe being about .498. When I play my strad I don't have to work nearly as hard to create the same sound and endurance in the upper reg. is much better. I want a good marching horn similar to my strad. What I'm basically trying to ask is, does anyone know of a horn that will provide what I need?